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The Fat Spy (1966)

 -  Comedy  -  11 May 1966 (USA)
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Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's ... See full summary »

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Jack E. Leonard ...
Irving / Herman Gonjular (Twins)
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George Wellington
Johnny Tillotson ...
Dodo Bronk
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Junior Wellington
Lauree Berger ...
Nanette
Jordan Christopher ...
Frankie
The Wild Ones ...
Themselves (Band)
Lou Nelson ...
Punjab, The Sikh
Toni Lee Shelly ...
Naiomi the Mermaid
Penny Roman ...
Herself
Adam Keefe ...
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Chuck Alden ...
Treasure Hunter
Jill Bleidner ...
Treasure Hunter
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Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's wealthy owner, is none too happy about that, so he dispatches his daughter, Junior, to get rid of them. She's happy to go because her sweetie, Irving, is the island's only resident. Junior sends Irving to spy on the kids to find out what they know. Irving's twin brother, Herman, and Herman's high-school sweetheart, Camille Salamander, are also headed for the island with their own nefarious plans. Is the fountain of youth real, and if so, who will get to it first? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's a killer... a Diller... a blast of laffs!

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Filmed in June and July 1965, Jayne Mansfield was then five-six months pregnant with the last of her five children, son Antonio Raphael Ottaviano (AKA: Tony Cimber). See more »

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Irving: Early this afternoon, a group of unidentified adolescents emerged from the sea. Now after careful investigation, I was able to determine that they were...
Wellington: ...teenagers? On a treasure hunt?
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I'd Like to be a Rose in Your Garden (But I'm Just a Thorn in Your Side)
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People Sure Act Funny
2 May 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"Off the Florida coast, teenagers (sic) come to a nearly deserted island, rumored to have 'The Fountain of Youth.' This island's owner is none too happy about that, and dispatches his daughter, Junior, to get rid of them. The island's only resident, Irving (Jack E. Leonard), is Junior's sweetie. He is sent to spy on the kids to find out what they know. Irving's twin brother and his girlfriend Camille (Phyllis Diller), are also headed for the island, with their own nefarious plans," according to the DVD sleeve description.

Baby-fattened Jayne Mansfield (as Junior) is introduced hiding her belly behind a bust of George Washington. But, the titular "Fat Spy" refers to "Bronx High School of Science" and "Fink University" stand-up comic Jack E. Leonard (as twins Irving and Herman). With a bald head, Mr. Leonard smooches Ms. Diller, while a toupee allows gets him some necking time with Ms. Mansfield. Her father is rotund Brian Donlevy (as George Wellington), who mutters something about "LSD 26"and speaks on a phallic telephone.

Hopefully, Mr. Donlevy had more blackouts than flashbacks regarding this appearance. Leonard and Diller were likely able to laugh it off. Also appearing, in a candy-striped swimsuit, pop star Johnny Tillotson (as Dodo Bronk) re-plays the "Mermaid" subplot from "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965). None of the aforementioned cast members are seen at their best, but four stars must be awarded Jordan Christopher and the Wild Ones (Chuck Alden, Tom Trick, Ed Wright and Tom Graves) for the bathing suits and tight tunes.

"People Sure Act Funny" (an apt opener), "Nanette" and "Wild Way of Living" (the version nearer the end of the film) are highlights.

**** The Fat Spy (5/11/66) Joseph Cates ~ Jack E. Leonard, Phyllis Diller, Jordan Christopher, Jayne Mansfield


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